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Benefits of ATHRA Membership

Some of the benefits of ATHRA membership -

  • Very low joining fee compared to other equine-related organizations;
  • Open to all horses regardless of breed;
  • The opportunity to ride with other ATHRA-affiliated clubs throughout Australia without having to become a member of those clubs;
  • A Code of Conduct to promote good rider safety, horse welfare, and a family-oriented non-competitive riding environment;
  • Comprehensive and competitively-priced insurance cover – Combined General Liability, Personal accident and Management Liability and Professional Indemnity;  ATHRA assists in preparing and submission of claims, and pays all excess costs;
  • Marketing support (brochures, stickers and print advertising) to promote clubs and membership growth;
  • Advocacy for improved horse riding access at all levels of government in all regions; in this context, ATHRA is regarded as the peak body representing the interests of recreational trail riders in Australia;
  • A comprehensive support information package and guidance to club executives for the successful management of their club and its rides and events;
  • Subsidised accreditation training for certification as Trail Boss, Ride Coordinator and Ride Steward;
  • A range of quality merchandise at competitive prices;
  • Discounts on products and services provided by ATHRA’s Business Partners;
  • Annual saddle auction – an opportunity to buy a top quality saddle at a wholesale price;
  • A dedicated Club Page on ATHRA’s website;
  • Annual regional multi-day trail riding camps, fully catered and professionally managed;
  • Funding grants of up to $500 to clubs for selected events, special project or equipment purchase;
  • Non-competitive Trail Horse Challenges to improve horsemanship skills and your horse’s abilities.